SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. says
it has filed a motion with a U.S. court to add Apple's iPhone 5 to their
ongoing patent battle.
Samsung says it filed the motion Monday
with the California court, alleging that Apple's new phone infringes on
eight of its patents.
The two companies are locked in a struggle
for supremacy in the global smartphone market, leading to legal cases in
courts across the globe.
Samsung released a statement Tuesday
saying, "We have always preferred to compete in the marketplace with our
innovative products, rather than in courtrooms. However, Apple
continues to take aggressive legal measures that will limit market
It said it had "little choice but to take the steps necessary to protect our innovations and intellectual property rights."